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JohnSnowsTie Fri 03-May-13 15:14:44

Have two DCs, both with Irish names. DH is Irish (although you'd only know it from his surname, he has no accent).

WIBU to name DC3 with a non-Irish name, or would breaking the pattern seem odd?

StealthOfficialCrispTester Fri 03-May-13 15:17:37

Oh so you're not suggesting wibu (nn boo?) As a possibility then?

JohnSnowsTie Fri 03-May-13 15:19:37

Haha!! grin

Actually, now you come to mention it...

MummyBurrows Fri 03-May-13 15:26:16

I think it depends on how obviously Irish the other 2 names are...if they're not overly obvious then I don't think it matters but if its very clear that they are Irish,spelling wise for instance,then I think it would seem a little odd to have one child with a non-irish name...but on a personal note,no,it wouldn't bother me remotely if one child didn't have an irish name,just as long as all three childrens names sounded good together as that's what would matter most to me smile

Bowlersarm Fri 03-May-13 15:27:09

Are your DC's names very Irish?

I think it would be strange to have something like Grainne, Roisin and Eve. (Ie two with possibly difficukt pronounciations outside of Ireland) However, you could very definitely have something like Patrick, Declan and Eve.

Bowlersarm Fri 03-May-13 15:27:49

X post with mummy!

wigglesrock Fri 03-May-13 16:14:29

I know loads of people who have done this smile. It's fine. Like Niamh, Orlagh and Charlotte. I know 2 very Irish names and a Greek name.

birdofthenorth Sat 04-May-13 17:06:57

DB's name is ridiculously Scottish. Mine is not at all. Never been commented in that I know of. I've never wholly understood why sibling names have to match, obviously you have to write their names on cards together but beyond that they are individuals!

Maryz Sat 04-May-13 17:14:13

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badtime Sat 04-May-13 17:34:44

In NI this wouldn't be very unusual. My mother's (huge!) family is all pretty diverse - like Deirdre and Grainne and Beryl!

As peple have said above, Setanta, Orfhlaith and Jessica would be a bit trickier than Siobhan, Oscar and Jessica.

badtime Sat 04-May-13 17:34:55


Maryz Sat 04-May-13 17:41:46

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